People who want success in life look to people who have succeeded before them. They look deep into their thoughts and process to find any little thing they may have said or done to make things happen. For example, while browsing an online lottery site of one of the most acknowledged and successful online sites of its kind, we found an article about inspiring quotes about business at Lottoland. It was an article that motivated us.
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Business- Quotes About Business
Of all the billions of people in the UK who go into business, why is it that 20% of them fail within their first year? Further, within three years, the rate of failure grows to 60%. If all things are equal, it is staggering to think that 60% of people with the knowledge, finances, education, and drive to open their own business fail to succeed. Perhaps we can learn by listening to the words of business people who succeeded. This is what we hope to accomplish with this article.
The motivational quotes below are from big names in many different industries. You will find the lessons are easily adaptable to any business and any industry. Take these concepts and apply them in your world. They may change the way you see yourself and your business.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook
“If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.”
At face value, it would seem that Zuckerberg is suggesting just jumping into your business without a plan. But, we all know the importance of having a solid business plan. In fact, to get the funding required to begin a business, you will be asked for a quality business plan.
When you look at the information available on Zuckerberg’s start on Facebook, it is evident that he was passionate about it. He was having fun and giving it all he had. So, maybe what he meant was to be passionate and adaptable. In the technology business, things change so fast that you can never look away. If you get caught up in your plan, you may lose your way and passion.
John D. Rockefeller- Quotes About Business
“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”
This quote is much deeper than you may think at first glance. Let’s look at a hypothetical situation to make this clear. Maybe you dream of owning a bakery specializing in wedding cakes for celebrities. You start small, and you begin selling cookies, donuts, and simple cakes to bring in revenue. Soon, your business will be doing well. But, it is not the company you envisioned. To get to where you want to go, you must market to different people. Maybe stop selling donuts that bring in families and bake more upscale cakes. You have to face the fear of letting go of “doing well” to get to “being great!”
Winston S. Churchill- Quotes About Business
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”
Don’t take this simple quote lightly. There is a lot of power in the words. First, look at success. You go into business with certain goals in mind. With a lot of hard work, trying things that do and don’t work, you somehow land on the right path and your business takes off. You set goals for the amount of money you want to earn annually and you reach it. Is that the end of it? Have you succeeded? Maybe you set another goal for more money, branch out, and become the leader in your industry. Now, have you succeeded? Success changes every aspect of our lives. Have you grown as a person as your company has grown? Have you done the things you want to do, seen the things you want to see, and obtained the things you want to learn?
Success is not final. It cannot be. There are always new and different things coming in the world. If you choose to stop where you are, even when you think you are a success, you have failed. But failure is not fatal. You can always begin again. You can always set another goal, and push through to another adventure. As you do so, those under you are learning from you. When they use what you teach them and begin their own journeys, you have reached another level of success. All it takes is the courage to continue.
Do inspirational sayings motivate us? Most of us would say yes. It is the fact that someone else faced what you are facing, and with the right attitude, made it work for them. It is the understanding that there is nothing new under the sun. Everything you have been through, someone went through it first. We all need a bit of coaching in life. We all need a little push from time to time. You will find your business success, just don’t be afraid of where to look.